FAIRMONT - Jill Katzer and John Priester, both of Santa Barbara, Calif., announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Parents of the couple are Dr. Dennis and Nancy Katzer of Fairmont, Sharyn Priester of Grafton, Vt., and the late John Priester.
Jill graduated from Fairmont High School in 2000 and Winona State University in 2005. She is an emergency room nurse at Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, Calif.
John graduated from Green Mountain Union High School in 1998, Middlebury College in Vermont in 2002 and received a graduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2004. He is a post-graduate researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
An Oct. 30 wedding is planned at the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens.